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In Indiana, domestic violence is a serious criminal matter. If convicted of physically abusing a spouse, child, or other household member, you can end with a potentially lengthy jail sentence. In these types of cases, you need an experienced Indiana criminal defense attorney who will work hard on your behalf. At The Bellinger Law Office, we provide aggressive legal representation to help protect your rights in both criminal and family law cases. Let us help you in strategizing your best course of defense.
The Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence defines abuse as behavior meant to harm or exert control over the behavior of another. Common types of domestic abuse include:
Being accused of any of the above could result in a temporary protection order, prohibiting you from contacting or approaching the victim. You could be restricted from returning to your home and denied visitation rights with your children, while disobeying the order could result in your arrest. In cases alleging domestic violence of a physical nature, you could be facing serious criminal charges.
Under Section 35-42-2-1.3 of the Indiana Criminal Code, acts of domestic violence involving physical abuse against spouses, children, or others living in the home are classified as domestic battery. The exact charges depend on the type of abuse:
When facing these types of penalties, you need an Indiana criminal defense attorney who will aggressively represent you, gathering evidence and testimony to disprove these charges and to protect your freedoms. Call or contact the Bellinger Law Office online today to get our team of experienced attorneys hard at work on your case.
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